Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lerm Mock Draft #1

Here is my first mock draft for the NBA class of 2013. The draft lottery was last night, and while my Sixers failed to get a top-three pick, there is a lot of potential in this year's group. I believe that there are two locks at the top of the draft, Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore. After that, the third best player might go third overall or 35th overall. 

As far as this mock draft is concerned, this is what I think each team will do, not necessarily what I believe it should do. While it is likely that multiple trades will be made on draft day, this draft is reflective of what the draft will look like if each team stays in its current spot. As this is my first mock draft, and the draft is still relatively far in the future, a lot could change between now and then. Feel free to check back regularly for my updated draft board, and keep an eye out for my next post, in which I'll go into some more detail about what players I like and don't like. Enjoy!

1. Cleveland – Nerlens Noel, C (Kentucky)

2. Orlando – Ben McLemore, SG (Kansas)

3. Washington – Otto Porter Jr., SF (Georgetown)

4. Charlotte – Anthony Bennett, PF (UNLV)

5. Phoenix – Victor Oladipo, SG (Indiana)

6. New Orleans – Alex Len, C (Maryland)

7. Sacramento – Trey Burke, PG (Michigan)

8. Detroit – Shabazz Muhammad, SF (UCLA)

9. Minnesota – Sergey Karasev, SF (Triumph Moscow, Russia)

10. Portland – Rudy Gobert, C (Cholet, France)

11. Philadelphia – Cody Zeller, PF/C (Indiana)

12. Oklahoma City – Kelly Olynyk, C (Gonzaga)

13. Dallas – Michael Carter-Williams, PG (Syracuse)

14. Utah – CJ McCollum, PG/SG (Lehigh)

15. Milwaukee – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG (Georgia)

16. Boston – Gorgui Dieng, C (Louisville)

17. Atlanta – Steven Adams, C (Pittsburgh)

18. Atlanta – Dario Saric, SF (Cibona Zagreb, Croatia)

19. Cleveland – Glen Rice Jr., SF (Rio Grande Valley, NBA D-League)

20. Chicago – Mason Plumlee, C (Duke)

21. Utah – Tony Mitchell, PF (North Texas)

22. Brooklyn – Jamaal Franklin, SG (San Diego State)

23. Indiana – Jeff Withey, C (Kansas)

24. New York – Allen Crabbe, SG (California)

25. Los Angeles Clippers – Lucas Nogueira, C (Estudiantes, Brazil)

26. Minnesota – Reggie Bullock, SF (North Carolina)

27. Denver – CJ Leslie, SF/PF (NC State)

28. San Antonio – Shane Larkin, PG (Miami)

29. Oklahoma City – Archie Goodwin, SG (Kentucky)

30. Phoenix – Tim Hardaway Jr., SG (Michigan)

-Sean Lerman

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